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Market should be evicted from the park in the centre of town to a distant
And if this stupidly childish Code is continued they should be
shipped out of Aurora altogether.
Let's not be confused about the vendors of the Farmers Market. They may be the victims here.
Think about it. They take out a permit. Come to the market early on a Saturday and until the market closes are busy selling their wares. Then they pack up and leave.
It's a small market. Maybe thirty vendors.Not all live in Aurora. What interest do they have in a political organization?
Why would they turn out to a membership meeting to vote in a slate of officers? What does that have to do with paying a permit fee to sell goods from a stall for five hours once a week?
Stephen Granger was raised up by the oligarchy of the last term to be Council's(the Mayor's) man at the market. the town provided funds over which the Mayor had jurisdiction.
Tentacles of power wound their way into market management and took control. The St Kitts woman became events coordinator for the first year. Quit the second year because the vendors wouldn't pay her.
"Events",using the band shell became a feature of the market. From small acorns grow large oaks and from such seed a" jazz festival" sprang.
Vendors saw neither funds.nor controlled events.
Lady Bountiful was frequently observed.
The Heritage and Culture Ad Hoc Committee for management and programming of Church Street School had former Councillors Granger and Gaertner on the committee. The two who could be counted upon, above all Councillors, not to stand in the way of whatever plans were afoot.
Mr.Ballard, not then a Councillor, and Ken Whitehurst, the Mayor's campaign manager and friend, movers and shakers both, were stout supporters of whatever plans were hatched at 2.a,m on Wednesday mornings in the Mayor's office at the town hall.
An election was held. The war was lost. Still strongholds are in the hands of the losers and the battle continues.
The Farmers Market,Church Street School.Town Park on August week-end and possibly the old hydro building are the potential outposts and the octopus has a tentacle in each.
And Oh Yes.... we must not forget the Oak Ridges Moraine Trust under control of Susan Walmer and the town's environmental advisory committee may also have a loose connection..Probably a mole or two within.
The Farmers Market was a pawn in the last term and if it can't figure a way to cut the tentacle, it may be at risk.